Tasting Notes: Riesling Jubilee Hugel 2008

Produced in a selection of the finest plots of the Hugel estate in the heart of the grand cru Schoenenbourg. This fantastic historical terroir has been almost exclusively devoted to Riesling for centuries.

Profound, suave and with a great minerality, it will still improve for years and keep for decades.

Deep pale straw gold colour enhanced by some green hints, attractively bright and lively, it clings to the glass. Its subtle fruit bouquet of yellow peach and apricot is already nicely open and expressive with a characteristic mineral touch that leaves no doubt that this is a Riesling from a fine terroir, a nice rocky minerality with a whiff of terpene and white truffles.

An elegant, agreeably dry wine of character that is well structured and complex, with good aromatic persistence. A very fine classic example of a Grand Cru Schoenenbourg Riesling from Riquewihr. Ready to be enjoyed and appreciated now, but will keep 3 to 5 more years. Serve now at 8°C with shellfish, seafood, smoked fish, eel, Herring or after 3 or 4 years with fish, baked or in sauce, turbot, monkfish, lobster, crayfish. A very gastronomic wine.